Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Good News for Photo Rendering Contest!

Hi everyone, since we have very good response for the photo rendeiring contest, here we have decided to extend the due date until 4th October! For your information, this photo rendering contest was organized by IME in conjunction with the SoldWorks Innovation Day, the visitors of SolidWorks Innovation Day will be the judges! They will be entitiled to vote 3 best entries among all!
Below are the entires i have received when the due date is just around the corner~Some of the entries here are come from my students who previously dunno anything about SolidWorks! But now, from their entries, i can see they are growing! Great job man! I really feel touching when received all these great entries~Keep on designing good stuff in your life! I believe there willbe still some other nice entries that i will receive during these few days =) Enjoy the nice views-->
(p/s: remeber to render your file size in 4961*3508 pixel, you may reduce render quality (but maintain the A3 size )if your pc do not have sufficient memory)
Entry #24 From Chong Yik Seong Workbench

Entry #23 From Linus Miranda Key

Entry #22 From Chong Yong Hong Car rim
Entry #21 From Chong Chiew Choy Workbench
Entry Description: Sometimes you will lost in your work, just be patience, something is still there.
Entry #20 From Chan Yonsen Laptop
Entry #19 From Chong Chiew Choy 3D Connexion
Entry Description: Flying object using these state-of-time tool, you will feel like fying in the sky.
Entry #18 From Chua Liew Piau Bottle Pump
Entry #17 From Allen Tan Cheong Fu Workbench
Entry #16 From Allen Tan Cheong Fu Isuzu DMAX
Entry #15 From Mohamad Sobri Home Decoration
Entry Description: Plan Design Living Room Arrangement
Entry #14 From Leong Yew Hon DSLR Camera
Entry Description: A more stylish look of DSLR camera with highly reflective material at all edges as compared to the traditional DSLR cameras which are all black in colour.
Entry #13 From Leong Yew Hon 3D Connexion Mouse
Entry Description: It is design such a way that to be used with non-dominant hand (left for most). It is used to move or adjust 3D objects, maps and etc.
Entry #12 From Chua Yonsen Chess
Entry #11 From Jeffrey Chai Wen Hao Bedge
Entry #10 From Jeffrey Chai Wen Hao Chinese Chess

Monday, September 28, 2009

Official Invitation Video: IME's SolidWorks Innovation Day 2009

Have you registered to IME SolidWorks Innovation Day 2009? If you haven't, you know what you to do...

Most of the time before a BlockBluster Movie is launched, there will have something called the promovideo. During last weekend, I have created this promovideo for IME SolidWorks Innovation Day 2009. I hope you will like this video as the character is quite cute.

For this event, some of us can't go "dating" (REAL reason: because girl friend balik kampung), For this event, some of us didn't sleep for a few nights (REAL reason: sleep too much during the day time). For this event, some of us get sick (REAL reason: too much of Rendang and Lemang during this festival) Ha Ha Ha....

So please register and come as we really really spend a lot of time and efforts in order to make sure this will be an interesting day for you. Register

See you!!

~ah lau~

Friday, September 25, 2009

Entry #9

Entry #9 From Tee Kwee Siang

Hi all, this is the 9th entry from Mr.Tee Kwee Siang! Instead of PhotoView360, he has tried out the rendering by using PhotoWorks since his SolidWorks 2009 cannot let him to put in the background as shown here. (For your information, photoview 360 in SolidWorks 2009 do not have the ability to input customized background but you can do that with PhotoView 2010! Whew~) Anyway, with Tan's skill, he still able to output a very nice rendered image! Let's give him a plause!

SolidWorks Innovation Day - 3D Virtual Experience

Hi member! Welcome back from Raya long holiday.

Yesterday, I found a post link from Dassult Systems SolidWorks Corporation. They had taken an initiative to develop “The Virtual 3D Experience” event for SolidWorks Innovation Day 2009. The virtual seminar was so special; you are able to walk in the virtual hall, seat for the presentation, walking around in the hall, visiting the exhibition hall….. and many more.

This “VIRTUAL” SolidWorks Innovation Day will be help on 5 October 2009. Join to experience! During this online event, you will learn about what’s new in SolidWorks 2010 software and how it can help turn your inspiration into innovative design. Beside that, it will include must-see presentations by SolidWorks about design for sustainability and the future of 3D CAD technology, as well as presentations from the SolidWorks product team.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Medical Field Product Design

SolidWorks® provides the full range of integrated modeling, simulation, visualization, communication, and compliance tools that can help medical product manufacturers to design better products faster and at lower cost.

SolidWorks can help you meet your challenges at every stage of Medical Product design.
1/Standardize your design process
2/Ensure compliance with government and industry standards.
3/Create conceptual designs and configurations quickly
4/Create the most ergonomic designs possible
5/Easily evaluate multiple design alternatives
6/Reduce product development costs
7/Bring your products to market faster
8/Collaborate effectively and securely
9/Design with standard components
10/Publish complete, accurate documentation
11/Produce high-quality drawings
12/Ensure your designs are manufacturable

"Donate Blood bag to save a life"

Your every blood donation, would give a dying life to bring hope and renewal. Have you donated Blood yet? Or preparations?
Coming soon, we had organise a blood donation & we would like to invite you participant as well! If you feel interested to donate, please contact to us.
You are eligible to donate blood, you are need to be in good health.
1/You are between 18 to 60 years of age.
2/Your body weight is above 45KG.
3/You are free from any medical problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, migraine, flu, fever or have had operation in less than 6 months.
4/You are not involved in any of the following activities: homosexual relationship, bisexual relationship, multiple sexual partners, drug abuse or having sexual contact with those mentioned. 5/You are not having period or menstrual flow. You are not pregnant or breast feeding.
6/Your last donated blood in more than 3 months ago.
7/You have not taken any antibiotics recently.
8/You have not taken alcoholic drinks in the last 24 hours.
9/You have more than 5 hours of sleep.
10/You have taken a light meal before donating blood.

Entry #7 & #8

Entry #7 Glass from Nazri
Entry #8 Glass from Nazri
There is another two new entries i received today~ Both of the entries come from Mr. Nazri. Come on! Submit your entry, the due date is end of this month! =)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What Will "GREEN" Look like in our future

Rainy day! Is a nice and relaxing morning, by having a cup of coffee.

Suddenly I remember what Lau mention to us yesterday on Going Green and Sustainability during our meeting. Let’s search some information to share with you, why are we going green now and how can we help the world become more sustainable?

I was thinking, what will “Green” look like in our future? What will be the breakthroughs in technology be in our future that will make our world more sustainable?

I just read an article wrote by Criff at 3D Perspective. Criff mention that “Going Green” and “Sustainable” are common terms that have been used, and over-used. And we have seen the world making more of an effort to help with sustainable efforts. But where are the big breakthroughs in technology to help us become more sustainable? Dassault Systèmes believes one way to look into the future for a new sustainable solution is visualizing it…in 3D.

Criff post up a video message from Bruno Delahave to explain what Dassault Systèmes is doing to help the world become more sustainable and how to create products which do not hurt the planet.

The video share with us how the 3D creation tool able to calculate environmental impact of an object being create, and how the designer able to take the smart decision of the component of the material he create to redo the carbon foot print of his design……

Let’s watch the video

Friday, September 18, 2009

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri & Happy holiday!~

Not sure bout you all, but i definately in "Raya Mood"...Yes I'm a chinese, but I'm a Malaysian too & we, Malaysian celebrate all the New Year together. Let's count how many days do we have for this Raya, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, tuesday... (Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday & Sunday for some friend who took additional leaves)... Ok, I really in Holiday mood!~ Wah! I can wait for the next 2 hour to start my holiday!!!

Hereby, SolidWorks-Malaysia's bloggers would like to take this apportunity to wish all our Muslim friends & followers, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri & non-Muslim friends a Happy Holiday. My gift for you all is a self-made card that I purposely design (3d) for your all. Hope you like it!~

Pleasea, please drive safe on the road when you're travelling back. Our family are waiting us to reach home safety and celebrate the Raya together. :)

Twisty Bookshelf

Hi, Tyler here. Good day to everyone. Here is my second post, Twisties + Bookshelf~

Just last week, when i was eating for Twisties.. eat.. eat.. eat.. Suddenly, an idea prompt out in my mind. Why don't i make something boring twisted in shape? And afterward, i decided to use a simple shaped bookshelf as my model for twisting~

Inside SolidWorks, firstly, i model a bookshelf which is in a normal linear form. After that, i use the twisting feature to twist the bookshelf along its center axis.

Next, i had just played around with Photoview 360, and here are the rendering results~ Hehe, the book shelves ain't boring anymore~

Colour Series

Car-painted Series

Stylish Series

Perhaps, you may to twist on your existing designs.. and perhaps again that some surprisings will come out~ :)

Thank you & have a nice day ^^

:: Tyler ::

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Entry #5 & #6 Bottle

Entry #5 Bottle from Lina Yeoh

Entry #6 Bottle & Basin from Lina Yeoh
For Entry 5, Lina Yeoh has done the rendering base on the provided model which is the lotion bottle. For her second entry, she has attach the set of basin as well to improve the attractiveness of the graphic. I personally like the effect of the water inside the bottle, it's looks real! Any comment you would like to tell Lina?

PhotoView360 tutorials

Part of the Rendering Contest,

I would like to share an General online tutorial on how to manage PhotoView 360.

Click here to enter a site where you can learn the basic rendering setup and some tips & tricks. Generally it consist of User interface, Loading in the models, applying appearances, environments & final rendering.
By going through this five short videos and some tips & tricks, i believe you shall stand a higher chance to win away the prizes. Don't forget the attractive 1st prize of RM200 CASH and a 3D Connexion SpaceNavigator and also other fabulous prizes.

What are you still waiting? Submit your entry now!~

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Entry #4 Incredible Man

Incredible man from Amir

Hi all, this is the 4th entry from Amir. Amazing? This is the model that downloaded from 3D Content Central and he has put some effort in rendering to make the model looks more attractive. Try to imagize how user friendly SolidWorks is? You can even use it to build your favourite cartoon model! From the picture can you recognise which one is the 3D SolidWorks model of Incredible Man?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Entry #3 Dune Buggy

Dune Buggy from Elmond

Wow! Our 3rd entry is very cool! We have a dune buggy model rendered with photoview360. The "day time" enviroment provided in photoview is quite suitable with this model as well. What's your comment about the rendering? Who else want to challenge? You're welcome =)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Entry #2 of Photo Rendering Contest

3D Connexion in galaxy from Lim

This is the 2nd entry form Lim. In this photo, he has used a galaxy image file as the background. In order to make the 3D Connexion match with the background, he has also applied a highly reflective material to the surface of 3D Connexion. You can observe the galaxy enviroment is reflected from the curvature face. Looking forward to know who are the best winner of the real 3D Connexion and RM200 Cash!!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Entry #1 of Photo Rendering Contest!

Entry #1 from Jay

Hi all, this is the 1st entry for the photo rendering contest! Instead of using the provided model alone, Jay has add in some other SolidWorks model such as the LCD monitor here and a wire is attached to the 3D connexion. I like the rendering of 3D connexion because it's looks pretty real.Does it looks nice? According to Jay, he just need around an hour to do the adjustment and appearance selection for the rendering, after that just leave the pc take some time to do a large image rendering. Come on guys! do not miss out the chance to chanllenge! Go to this website to download the model and start now!

P/s: Your image size must be 3508X4961 pixels.

Monday, September 7, 2009

PhotoView 360 2010

Hi everyone! I think most of the PhotoView360 fans are really looking forward to experience the rendering capability enhancement in 2010, some of you may even already tried it in the Photoview 360 2010 Beta Rendering Contest! How many new function have you explore? Let's play a game~ Observe the picture above which is rendered by PhotoView 360 2010. How many enhancement can u figure out from this picture?
P/s: For your information, you may face problem in applying the enviroment in Photoview360 2010 beta2, but this problem has been solved in Beta3!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lame Joke: Why 3D CAD?

Today I designed an assembly with my 2D software, something like this:

I show to my manager and he like it; very much! Thumb up! he said. After looking awhile on my drawing, he asked: What will be the overall weight for this design?

Of course, to obtain the weight, we need a weight scale, digital type will be more accurate. I can't find any around, so i just use a typical type of weight scale.

"Wait awhile ya!" I responded to him. Immediately I'm try to obtain the weight of the design. Finally I got it! And my answer to him:

Boss! If I measure the design in my 19" LCD, the weight will be like 6.5KG! And you know what, it only weight 80 grams if I print it out with a Double A paper.

Swwt!~ @.@"

Moral of the joke: Please get a 3D CAD!!!

SolidWorks Innovation Day 2009, Malaysia & annoucement of lucky follower

Hi, SolidWorks Malaysia Blog follower. Since some time, you all have not seen any post from me. Hope that today post will bring some informative information and surprise to you.

I just read a press article at SolidWorks Website. “ SolidWorks 2010 had just launch at Concord, Mass., USA, Sept 1, 2009. It is a new set of software products that optimize and bulletproof the core product design functions that make designers and engineers successful every day. Through the use of CAD, simulation, data management, documentation, and environmental impact assessment, organizations will transform their inspirations into innovation, supported by a vibrant community of CAD users, content, technology, and expertise.”

This new SolidWorks product line also improves depth and performance by extending the Dassault System SolidWorks tradition of including hundreds of new enhancements specifically requested by customers.

The worldwide launch of SolidWorks 2010 will be start from October onward. It will happen in Malaysia as well. There are total 3 SolidWorks 2010 launch to be held in at Johor, Selangor and Penang, as SolidWorks Innovation Day 2009 Malaysia.

Today, every one of us shall be more concern about our environment, our earth!! Our Earth is sick now!! As a designer, “Design for Environment” had become our responsible. While, how are we going to start? No worry let’s SolidWorks Sustainability help us.

SolidWorks Sustainability helps users determine the carbon footprint, energy consumption, and air/water impacts in a product design’s raw material sourcing, manufacture, use, and disposal. An assembly visualization tool color-codes parts based on their total environmental impact. Configuration support in the software also lets users compare multiple design iterations for sustainability concerns.

So designer, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the chances to know and understand more how SolidWorks 2010 will able to help you moving toward success …..

Below are SolidWorks Innovation day 2009 date and venue information.
Register now to reserve a place.

8th Oct, The Regency Hotel, Johor
13th Oct, SIRIM Shah Alam, Selangor
15th Oct, PSDC, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Beside announcing SolidWorks 2010 new launch. Today I would like to take this opportunity to announce our 2nd batch of lucky SolidWorks Malaysia Blog followers.

Teng Teng Teng Teng………….. They are:

1. Ms Filffy
2. Muhammad Jafri Bin Yusoh
3. M. Farizal.M

Congratulation!! All of you will get SolidWorks Limited T-Shirt as well.
Coming Next winner, will get something different..... follow us now!!!

Dear above 3 winners, please leave your email or contact at comment column for further arrangement.